Jimmy Carter collapses at building project

Randall Padilla
July 14, 2017

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is being treated for dehydration in Canada, where he's helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity.

The last time Carter was in Manitoba was 1993, when he lent a hand at the construction sites for 18 other Winnipeg homes through the Habitat organization. Former first lady Rosalyn Carter accompanied him on the humanitarian trip and was alongside him when he was taken to a Winnipeg hospital for rehydration.

Former president Jimmy Carter was rushed to hospital Thursday morning.

"As a precaution, he was transported to St Boniface General Hospital for rehydration". In a statement, Habitat for Humanity said he was dehydrated while working in the hot sun.

Carter had been volunteering with a project to build 150 homes in cities throughout Canada with Habitat for Humanity. Any further updates will come from The Carter Center.

Carter and his wife were planning to help with the work Thursday and Friday.

A subsequent statement from the Carter Center echoed the spokesman's remarks.

In recent years, Carter battled a deadly form of melanoma, discovered during surgery to remove a mass on his liver.

The former president and his wife, Rosalynn, are longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity.

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